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  1. Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge.Richard A. Moran - 2001 - Princeton University Press.
    Since Socrates, and through Descartes to the present day, the problems of self-knowledge have been central to philosophy's understanding of itself. Today the idea of ''first-person authority''--the claim of a distinctive relation each person has toward his or her own mental life--has been challenged from a number of directions, to the point where many doubt the person bears any distinctive relation to his or her own mental life, let alone a privileged one. In Authority and Estrangement, Richard Moran argues for (...)
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    Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge.Richard Moran - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2):448-454.
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  3. Getting Told and Being Believed.Richard A. Moran - 2005 - Philosophers' Imprint 5:1-29.
    The paper argues for the centrality of believing the speaker (as distinct from believing the statement) in the epistemology of testimony, and develops a line of thought from Angus Ross which claims that in telling someone something, the kind of reason for belief that a speaker presents is of an essentially different kind from ordinary evidence. Investigating the nature of the audience's dependence on the speaker's free assurance leads to a discussion of Grice's formulation of non-natural meaning in an epistemological (...)
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    Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge.Richard Moran - 2002 - Princeton University Press.
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  5. The Expression of Feeling in Imagination.Richard Moran - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (1):75-106.
  6. Self-Knowledge,'Transparency', and the Forms of Activity.Richard Moran - 2012 - In Declan Smithies & Daniel Stoljar (eds.), Introspection and Consciousness. Oxford University Press. pp. 211.
  7. Seeing and Believing: Metaphor, Image, and Force.Richard Moran - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 16 (1):87-112.
    One way in which the characteristic gestures of philosophy and criticism differ from each other lies in their involvements with disillusionment, with the undoing of our naivete, especially regarding what we take ourselves to know about the meaning of what we say. Philosophy will often find less than we thought was there, perhaps nothing at all, in what we say about the “external” world, or in our judgments of value, or in our ordinary psychological talk. The work of criticism, on (...)
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  8. Problems of Sincerity.Richard Moran - 2005 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (3):341–361.
    It is undeniable that the assumption of sincerity is important to assertion, and that assertion is central to the transmission of beliefs through human testimony. Discussions of testimony, however, often assume that the epistemic importance of sincerity to testimony is that of a (fallible) guarantee of access to the actual beliefs of the speaker. Other things being equal, we would do as well or better if we had some kind of unmediated access to the beliefs of the other person, without (...)
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  9. Responses to O'Brien and Shoemaker.Richard Moran - 2003 - European Journal of Philosophy 11 (3):402-19.
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    Problems of Sincerity.Richard Moran - 2005 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (3):341-361.
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    Anscombe on ‘Practical Knowledge’.Richard Moran - 2004 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 55:43-68.
    Among the legacies of Elizabeth Anscombe's 1957 monograph Intention are the introduction of the notion of ‘practical knowledge’ into contemporary philosophical discussion of action, and her claim, pursued throughout the book, that an agent's knowledge of what he is doing is characteristically not based on observation. Each idea by itself has its own obscurities, of course, but my focus here will be on the relation between the two ideas, how it is that the discussion of action may lead us to (...)
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  12. I—Testimony, Illocution and the Second Person.Richard Moran - 2013 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 87 (1):115-135.
    The notion of ‘bipolar’ or ‘second‐personal’ normativity is often illustrated by such situations as that of one person addressing a complaint to another, or asserting some right, or claiming some authority. This paper argues that the presence of speech acts of various kinds in the development of the idea of the ‘second‐personal’ is not accidental. Through development of a notion of ‘illocutionary authority’ I seek to show a role for the ‘second‐personal’ in ordinary testimony, despite Darwall's argument that the notion (...)
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  13. Anscombe on Expression of Intention : An Exegesis.Richard Moran & Martin J. Stone - 2011 - In Anton Ford, Jennifer Hornsby & Frederick Stoutland (eds.), Essays on Anscombe's Intention. Harvard University Press.
     
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  14. Anscombe on 'Practical Knowledge'.Richard Moran - 2004 - In J. Hyman & H. Steward (eds.), Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Cambridge University Press. pp. 43-68.
    Among the legacies of Elizabeth Anscombe's 1957 monograph Intention are the introduction of the notion of 'practical knowledge' into contemporary philosophical discussion of action, and her claim, pursued throughout the book, that an agent's knowledge of what he is doing is characteristically not based on observation.' Each idea by itself has its own obscurities, of course, but my focus here will be on the relation between the two ideas, how it is that the discussion of action may lead us to (...)
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  15. Self-Knowledge: Discovery, Resolution, and Undoing.Richard A. Moran - 1997 - European Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):141-61.
    remarks some lessons about self-knowledge (and some other self-relations) as well as use them to throw some light on what might seem to be a fairly distant area of philosophy, namely, Sartre's view of the person as of a divided nature, divided between what he calls the self-as-facticity and the self-as-transcendence. I hope it will become clear that there is not just perversity on my part in bringing together Wittgenstein and the last great Cartesian. One specific connection that will occupy (...)
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  16. Anscombe on Expression of Intention.Richard Moran & Martin J. Stone - 2009 - In Constantine Sandis (ed.), New Essays on the Explanation of Action. Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Of course in every act of this kind, there remains the possibility of putting this act into question – insofar as it refers to more distant, more essential ends.... For example the sentence which I write is the meaning of the letters I trace, but the whole work I wish to produce is the meaning of the sentence. And this work is a possibility in connection with which I can feel anguish; it is truly my possibility...tomorrow in relation to it (...)
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  17. Making Up Your Mind: Self-Interpretation and Self-Constitution.Richard Moran - 1988 - Ratio 1 (2):135-51.
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    Replies to Heal, Reginster, Wilson, and Lear. [REVIEW]Richard Moran - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2):455–472.
    I’m very grateful for the attention given to my book by all the commentators, and their various and thoughtful responses have helped me in many ways. Several related issues are raised by the comments of Heal and Reginster, and to avoid repetition I will discuss them together here. Both of them raise questions about the scope and authority of rationality over a person’s beliefs and other attitudes, and ask what is supposed to be wrong with adopting what I describe as (...)
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  19. Kant, Proust, and the Appeal of Beauty.Richard Moran - 2012 - Critical Inquiry 38 (2):298-329.
    Beauty is a contested concept insofar as it seeks to mark a categorical distinction among the sources of pleasure, typically in terms of oppositions such as objective/subjective, universal/particular, necessity/contingency. Kant represents a culmination of this tradition in defining the judgment of beauty in terms of the requirement for universal agreement, modeling the judgment of beauty as closely as possible to ordinary factual judgments. A different tradition of thinking about beauty, however, while still seeking to mark a categorical distinction by reference (...)
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  20. The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity.Richard Moran - 2018 - Oup Usa.
    The Exchange of Words is a philosophical exploration of human testimony, specifically as a form of intersubjective understanding in which speakers communicate by making themselves accountable for the truth of what they say. This account weaves together themes from philosophy of language, moral psychology, action theory, and epistemology, for a new approach to this basic human phenomenon.
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    Problems of Sincerity.Richard Moran - 2005 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (1):325-345.
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  22. Metaphor.Richard Moran - 1997 - In Bob Hale & Crispin Wright (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell. pp. 248-267.
    Metaphor enters contemporary philosophical discussion from a variety of directions. Aside from its obvious importance in poetics, rhetoric, and aesthetics, it also figures in such fields as philosophy of mind (e.g., the question of the metaphorical status of ordinary mental concepts), philosophy of science (e.g, the comparison of metaphors and explanatory models), in epistemology (e.g., analogical reasoning), and in cognitive studies (in, e.g., the theory of concept-formation). This article will concentrate on issues metaphor raises for the philosophy of language, with (...)
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    2015 Mark Sacks Lecture Williams, History, and ‘the Impurity of Philosophy’.Richard Moran - 2016 - European Journal of Philosophy 24 (2):315-330.
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    The Exchange of Words: Replies to Critics.Richard Moran - 2019 - European Journal of Philosophy 27 (3):786-795.
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  25. Interpretation Theory and the First-Person.Richard A. Moran - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (175):154-73.
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    Responses to O'Brien and Shoemaker.Richard Moran - 2003 - European Journal of Philosophy 11 (3):402-419.
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    Iris Murdoch and Existentialism.Richard Moran - 2012 - In Justin Broackes (ed.), Iris Murdoch, Philosopher. Oxford University Press.
    It is not unusual for even the very greatest polemics to proceed through some unfairness toward what they attack, indeed to draw strength from the very distortions which they impose upon their targets. In the same way that a good caricature of a person’s face enables us to see something that we feel was genuinely there to be seen all along, a conviction that persists in the face of, and may indeed be sustained by, our ongoing sense of the discrepancy (...)
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  28. The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays.Richard Moran - 2017 - Oup Usa.
    The Philosophical Imagination is a collection of essays ranging over a wide range of philosophical themes: from the emotional engagement with fictions, to the functioning of metaphor in poetry and in rhetoric, to the concept of beauty in Kant and in Proust, and the nature of the first-person perspective in thought and action.
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    Replies to Heal, Reginster, Wilson, and Lear.Richard Moran - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2):455-472.
    I’m very grateful for the attention given to my book by all the commentators, and their various and thoughtful responses have helped me in many ways. Several related issues are raised by the comments of Heal and Reginster, and to avoid repetition I will discuss them together here. Both of them raise questions about the scope and authority of rationality over a person’s beliefs and other attitudes, and ask what is supposed to be wrong with adopting what I describe as (...)
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    Making Up Your Mind.Richard Moran - 1988 - Ratio 1 (2):135-151.
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    Impersonality, Character, and Moral Expressivism.Richard Moran - 1993 - Journal of Philosophy 90 (11):578-595.
  32. The Authority of Self-Consciousness.Richard Moran - 1999 - Philosophical Topics 26 (1-2):174-200.
    central to virtually all contemporary thinking on self-consciousness and first-person authority. And a good measure of its importance has been not only as an evolving philosophical account of these phenomena, but also as a model of an account that places the capacity for specifically first-person awareness of one's mental states at the center of what it is to be a subject of mental states in the first place. For not every philosophical account of introspection will take its specifically first-person features (...)
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  33. Précis of Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge. [REVIEW]Richard Moran - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2):423–426.
    Authority and Estrangement addresses a set of questions about self-knowledge and seeks to answer them in the context of the broader differences between the first-person and third-person perspectives on oneself. Attention to these broader differences takes the discussion from epistemology to moral psychology, and seeks to relate some of the issues of contemporary philosophy of mind to the concerns with self-consciousness in post-Kantian thought.
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    Self‐Knowledge: Discovery, Resolution, and Undoing.Richard Moran - 1997 - European Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):141-161.
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  35. Review Essay on the Reasons of Love. [REVIEW]Richard Moran - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):463–475.
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    Review Essay on The Reasons of Love.Richard Moran - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):463-475.
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    The Topic of the Judgement of Beauty.Richard Moran - 2016 - British Journal of Aesthetics 56 (4):397-400.
    A short critical response to Hannah Ginsborg’s book, The Normativity of Nature, in which I raise some questions about how to understand the idea that calling something beautiful is a form of praise of that thing.
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  38. Cavell on Outsiders and Others.Richard Moran - 2011 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 256 (2):239-254.
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    Précis of Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge.Richard Moran - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2):423-426.
    Authority and Estrangement addresses a set of questions about self-knowledge and seeks to answer them in the context of the broader differences between the first-person and third-person perspectives on oneself. Attention to these broader differences takes the discussion from epistemology to moral psychology, and seeks to relate some of the issues of contemporary philosophy of mind to the concerns with self-consciousness in post-Kantian thought.
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  40. Replies to Critics.Richard Moran - 2007 - Theoria 22 (1):53-77.
    In this article, I respond to the comments of six philosophers on my book Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-knowledge. My reply to Josep Corbí mostly concerns the relation between the two modes of self-knowledge I call ‘avowal’ and ‘attribution’, and the sense of activity involved in self-knoweldge; in responding to Josep Prades I try to clarify my picture of deliberation and show that it is not ‘intellectualist’ in an objectionable sense; Komarine Romdenh-Romluc’s paper enables me to say some (...)
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    Stanley Cavell on Recognition, Betrayal, and the Photographic Field of Expression in Advance.Richard Moran - forthcoming - The Harvard Review of Philosophy.
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    The Authority of Self-Consciousness.Richard Moran - 1999 - Philosophical Topics 26 (1-2):179-200.
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    The Reasons of Love by Harry G. Frankfurt.Richard Moran - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):463-475.
  44. On Richard Moran's Authority and Estrangement. Author's Reply.Josep E. Corbi, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, Josep L. Prades, Hilan Bensusan, Manuel de Pinedo, Carla Bagnoli & Richard Moran - 2007 - Theoria 22 (58).
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    Comments on Jonathan Lear‟s Tanner Lectures November 2009 Harvard University.Richard Moran - unknown
    In an 1896 letter to Wilhelm Fliess, the first and primary confidante for his fledgling ideas, the young Sigmund Freud wrote: “I see that you are using the circuitous route of medicine to attain your first ideal, the physiological understanding of man, while I secretly nurse the hope of arriving by the same route at my own original objective, philosophy. For that was my original ambition, before I knew what I was intended to do in the world.”1 When philosophy is (...)
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    Stanley Cavell on Recognition, Betrayal, and the Photographic Field of Expression.Richard Moran - 2016 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 23:29-40.
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    The Nature of Mental Things.Richard Moran - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (4):905-912.
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    Chapter One. The Image of Self- Knowledge.Richard Moran - 2002 - In Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge. Princeton University Press. pp. 1-35.
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    Chapter Two. Making Up Your Mind: Self-Interpretationand Self-Constitution.Richard Moran - 2002 - In Authority and Estrangement: An Essay on Self-Knowledge. Princeton University Press. pp. 36-65.
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    Selbstwissen: Die Grundidee.Richard Moran - 2015 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 63 (4).
    In philosophy it is widely recognized that a person’s first-person perspective on his own thought and action is importantly different from the third-person perspective we may have on the thought and actions of other people. In daily life it is natural to ask someone what he is doing or what he thinks about something, on the assumption that he knows what he is doing or what he is thinking. Some philosophers, however, argue that it is impossible to speak of knowledge (...)
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